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Poster: spring mountain high Date: Sep 16, 2008 5:35am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Taboo topic - studio versions BETTER than live???

iirc, they overdubbed vocals on europe 72, as well as skullfuck

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Poster: cave of angels Date: Sep 16, 2008 6:44am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Taboo topic - studio versions BETTER than live???

Help - I'm getting sucked into a forum!!!

If you want the ultimate fusion of great Dead vocals and live playing go back to Skullfuck. Get the remastered version and sit yourself down and hear what happens when the Dead sing well - in the studio!!! - against some of their most sublime playing ever. Evreyone playing at their peak. Check out NFA and GDTRFB - has to be one of Garcia's finest hours. Then hear the original concert without the overdubs but the whole guitar solo at the end. This could nail it - much of the Dead singing was atrocious, but when good there was little better!

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Poster: grendelschoice Date: Sep 16, 2008 1:44pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Taboo topic - studio versions BETTER than live???

Not a sacreligious topic at all. To me, the ultimate example of a studio version better than ANY live one is:

CRAZY FINGERS

off Blues for Allah. To me, the album version kicks the crap out of anything they did live...more of the reggae feel comes thru, Garcia's vocals are clear and he actually gets the words right, and the instrumental bits are spot-on.

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Poster: spacedface Date: Sep 16, 2008 4:03pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Taboo topic - studio versions BETTER than live???

I would say that on Crazy Fingers, Garcia's voice was very rich with delicate phrasing. He seemed to breath the words completely with aspirant endings.

For me all but The Music Never Stopped were in top form.